The Upside of Senior Downsizing – How a Seniors Real Estate Specialist Can Reduce the Overwhelm

You may have lived in your home for 50+ years.

You may have raised your children in your home. You have worked your entire life to accumulate the items in your home. You wonder, how can I give up this home that is full of love and memories? Here are three questions you’ll want to ask yourself:

  1. Is home maintenance becoming a problem?
  2. Is it time to live closer to my children or grandchildren?
  3. Is the home becoming a financial burden?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, it may be time to move on. Whether moving to another community or to a senior-supportive environment, you need Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) trusted in your corner. An SRES is qualified to assist seniors in housing sales and purchases. Their mission is to help seniors and their families navigate the maze of financial, legal and emotional issues that accompany the sale of a forever home.

An SRES understands that this is a very stressful time for the family so they are patient and helpful during the process. Their decision to become an SRES is rooted in their desire to help others. It means that your Realtor has respect for seniors; has the ability to listen deeply and knows how to communicate the old fashioned way with a handshake, a smile and a visit.

An SRES will help you properly price your home for maximum benefit. They will help you prepare to sell by recommending their team of trusted professionals in doing necessary repairs, to assist you with an estate sale or to help stage the home. Finally, your SRES will counsel you, and keep you involved and updated, making the transaction less stressful and more successful.

Editors Note:  This article was written by Caryn Becker, Realtor & SRES with Century 21 Curbow Realty.  She can be reached at 719-233-2489 or by email at caryn@carynbecker.com